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Alii Ocean Tours

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Premier Snorkel Tours, Dolphin Experiences, Fully customizable Private Charters, and Whale Watching. Our Premier Ocean Experience in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii will go above and beyond your highest expectations. Revel in our 5-Star Service. Welcome Aboard...more
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74-429 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Marina Slip #J-14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2707
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All reviews swim with dolphins light breakfast captain cook monument small sandwiches lavender scented breakfast and lunch beautiful reef our hotel concierge recommended super laid back dolphin experience captain matt fish kealakekua bay crew worked hard wonderful excursion large pod of pilot whales snorkel trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here with our adult kids and really wanted to get out on the water. Matt and Erin made sure we had the best possible experience swimming with the dolphins (at least 5 times!) and snorkeling at Captain Cook. The Bottlenose dolphin experience on...More

Thank Wendy K
Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours for your snorkel experience in Kona. Experiencing the spinner dolphins in their natural habitat is really amazing! We hope to see you again in the future if your travels bring you back to the Big Island.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, both the light breakfast and lunch. Great that they provide sunscreen. Enjoyed seeing the spinner dolphins. A really unique experience. Erin and crew worked hard to make the experience easy because the dolphins can move. Snorkel site was outstanding. Lots of...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am always envious reading the reviews and wishing I was out there that day. Snorkeling in Kona is great and I am so glad you enjoyed the trip and got to see the amazing Hawaiian spinner dolphins and the abundance of fish at the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome trip, great experience and great crew. Team was very knowledgeable on bet locations to swim with dolphins and snorkel spots. Very friendly, safe for all ages and well maintained equipment. Added bonus at end of trip, was a quick run out to see some...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the trip and had an awesome experience. It is really nice of you to provide feedback and we hope you will be back some day for another adventure .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the BEST snorkeling/ocean tour I have been on and I would definitely go with this group again. Captain Sharky, Erin & Kayli were all amazing and made sure every aspect of the trip was a great experience for us. First, we were able...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to spend time with Ali'i Ocean Tours and for the wonderful comments. Thank you also for recognizing the contributions of the Captain and Crew-- Sharky, Erin and Kayli. They work hard to make your experience the best on the...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous day snorkeling at Captain Cooks monument and before that, snorkeling with the dolphins. One of the best snorkeling experiences we have had in 40 years. Ryan made an extra effort to find dolphins for us and it really paid off. We...More

Thank Geri R
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Sharkey and crew were amazing. Friendly, funny, and made you feel welcome on the boat. A little rough so we only spotted 1 dolphin, but the snorkeling was amazing. Thank you.

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Not only did the captain and crew go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome, they went beyond highest expectations! Captain Sharky is really generous and hospitable, and Erin and Octave were really knowledgeable about the marine life, and always asking if anyone...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Snorkeling in Kealekekua Bay is breathtaking and to experience the thrill of seeing Hawaii's Spinner Dolphins really makes the experience come alive. Thank you for spending some of your vacation time with Ali'i Ocean Tours and for your recognition of the great work that the...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Our crew delivered an unforgettable experience swimming with wild dolphins AND snorkeling the best reef I’ve ever seen. Captain Sharkey took us to those special places before the other tours arrived so we could enjoy this trip undisturbed and guided by Erin to see the...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Really gad that you chose to book your trip with Ali'i Ocean Tours and thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Erin, Sharkey and Octave were all great! The boat, the snacks and lunch were all good too. We had great weather the day we went out and got to swim with a pod of dolphins! Rather than simply give up when the dolphins didn’t show,...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Your day on the water sounds wonderful. So glad you chose to explore the wonderful Kona marine life with Ali'i Ocean Tours. We would love to see you back again in the future.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Captain Snarky was incredibly friendly and made sure to get around and talk to everyone on the boat. His crew was just as friendly and helped size everyone who needed snorkel gear. I was on the morning tour. It took us a little bit of...More

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Robert O, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Glad to have you on Ali'i Ocean Tours and glad to you chose us for your dolphin excursion. The dolphin experience and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay are wonderful ways to experience the marine life while visiting the Big Island.

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Yes, we did it yesterday. Look at their website for pricing